[tex-live] texlive-extra for OpenSuse

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed May 7 23:28:34 CEST 2014

On 2014-05-07 at 15:26:42 +0200, Nasermoaddeli, Mohammad Hassan wrote:

 > we are using texlive-extra in our project. Whereas other paroject
 > partners are using Ubunto, We use a SuseLinux and OpenSuse
 > Linux. On our system, we can not find texlive-extra, so that I can
 > not produce documentaion files for our project. I get the following
 > error:
 > kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+57/600 --dpi 657
 > aicmsy10
 > mktexpk: Running gsftopk aicmsy10 657
 > gsftopk(k) version 1.19.2
 > Cannot find font file aicmsy.enc
 > grep: aicmsy10.log: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
 > mktexpk: `gsftopk aicmsy10 657' failed to make aicmsy10.657pk.
 > kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
 > (see the transcript file for additional information)
 > !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file aicmsy10): Font aicmsy10 at 657 not found
 >  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
 > make[2]: *** [refman.pdf] Fehler 1
 > Could you please help me?

Not really.  There is obviously no font "aicmsy10" in TeX Live.  It
seems that Ubuntu provides additional fonts.  If so, download and
unpack the Ubuntu package and install the fonts manually in TEXMFLOCAL

I strongly recommend to avoid non-standard packages when you have to
collaborate with others.  Simply stick with what generic TeX Live

It's also advisable to check whether the TeX Live versions you and
your project partners are using are the same.  Not a big problem with
Ubuntu and SuSe, but CentOs provides a TeX Live from the Middle Ages,
for example.

Newer engines like XeTeX or LuaTeX are able to use system fonts i.e.,
fonts in /usr/share/fonts.  Many people are convinced that it's a good
idea but it's a matter of fact that this approach isn't portable at
all.  Please never depend on fonts which are not part of TeX Live if
you have to collaborate with others.

The name "aicmsy10" implies that it's a symbol font which you probably
can't avoid.  In this case you should try to unpack the Ubuntu package
and create a TDS compliant .zip file.  Then you can unpack the .zip
file either in TEXMFLOCAL or TEXMFHOME.  If it's a Type 1 font you
have to add it to the updmap database too.  Consult the manual page.

If you get stuck, let me know.

But please always keep in mind that if you collaborate with others you
can't use features which are not avalable on every platform.


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